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January 10, 2016 12:50 pm

Right-Wing Czech Extremists Charged With Incitement, Encouraging Racial Hatred Over Antisemitic Note Placed on Grave of Murdered Girl

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Right-wing Czech extremist Adam Bartoš. Photo: Wikipedia.

Right-wing Czech extremist Adam Bartoš. Photo: Wikipedia.

Czech authorities have charged two right-wing activists with incitement and racism over the content of a note they placed in a cemetery, local news website Britské listy reported on Sunday.

In April 2015, Adam Bartoš, chair of the Czech extreme right-wing organization National Democracy, and his colleague, Ladislav Zemánek, visited the grave of Anežka Hrůzová, a Czech girl whose killing in 1899 was falsely blamed on a Jew named Leopold Hilsner. Hilsner was accused of committing a “ritual Jewish murder,” according to the report.

The two men placed a picture of Hrůzová on her grave with a note that read: “Her death brought the Czech nation together and showed that it is urgent to tackle the Jewish question. To this day, the Jewish question has not yet been solved satisfactorily.” The text was signed by Bartos and Zemánek, another local publication reported.

“The solution of the Jewish question” is also the justification used by the Nazis for the Holocaust.

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